Then I smelled the mangos on the trees outside and felt the lumps in the mattress.
You read that right—dare to ask Rep. Wolf a question, and his paid congressional staff gives you a couple of lumps.
Ibish lumps all these ideas together and dismisses them as "maximalist."
Before we necessarily had breasts, we were instructed to palpate the diseased, curvaceous effigy to feel for lumps.
Our doctors tell us that breast cancer in young women is “rare” and our lumps are probably benign.
Stir it well, and press out all the lumps till it is quite smooth.
A stone with two lumps of iron are tied up to sink the child.
Bichromate of potash comes in the form of lumps and crystals.
It is; or else lumps are flying out from inside; and the goat and I were nearly hit.
Trays of cut turquoises and lumps of matrix stood on the counters.
early 14c., lumpe (1224 as surname), probably in Old English, perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. cognate Danish lumpe, 16c.), of unknown origin. Cf. also Middle High German lumpe, early modern Dutch lompe. Phrase lump in (one's) throat "feeling of tightness brought on by emotion" is from 1803. Lumps "hard knocks, a beating" is colloquial, from 1934. Lump sum, one covering a number of items, is from 1867.
early 15c., "to curl up in a ball, to gather into a lump" (implied in lumped), from lump (n.). Meaning "to put together in one mass or group" is from 1620s. Related: Lumped; lumping.
"endure" (now usually in contrast to like), 1791, apparently an extended sense from an older meaning "to look sulky, dislike" (1570s), of unknown origin, perhaps a symbolic sound (cf. grump, harumph, etc.). Related: Lumped; lumping.
LUMPING. Great. A lumping pennyworth; a great qualtity for the money, a bargain. He has got a lumping pennyworth; frequently said of a man who marries a fat woman. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]